In the dynamic landscape of communication technology, the convergence of open source software, standardization, and cutting-edge research stands as a cornerstone for building resilient and sustainable networks. ETSI has pioneered an approach in establishing Software Development Groups, alongside research-driven early-stage standardization in Industry Specification Groups, all in close proximity to 3GPP. This event, spanning a 1.5-day conference supplemented by 3 half-day Hackfests, will explore the synergies between these complementary tracks, shaping the future of communication infrastructure and services.

With a multidisciplinary approach, this gathering will highlight the relationships between open source initiatives, industry standards, and academic research in driving innovation, fostering interoperability, and ensuring the long-term viability of communication networks. Through a series of engaging talks, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, participants will delve into the collaborative frameworks essential for harnessing the collective strengths of these pillars.

Key themes to be explored include:

  • The role of software and open source in accelerating the development and deployment of standardized communication technologies, fostering agility and adaptability.
  • The importance of standardization efforts in establishing interoperable frameworks and ensuring global connectivity.
  • The impact of research advancements in pushing the boundaries of technological innovation, driving forward-thinking solutions for future challenges.
  • Strategies for fostering cross-pollination among industry, academia, and open source communities to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration.
  • Concrete examples of collaboration, achievements, and challenges from ongoing initiatives.

Hackfest sessions will provide a hands-on platform for attendees to engage with our most recent Software Development Groups through real-world projects, experiment with emerging technologies, and contribute to ongoing initiatives, underlining the practical applications of the principles discussed during the conference.

Join us as we navigate the interplay of software, standardization, and research, envisioning a future where collaboration across these domains paves the way for sustainable, inclusive, and interoperable communication networks and services.

Event Schedule:

  Monday 11.11 Tuesday 12.11 Wednesday 13.11 Thursday 14.11
Morning Bank Holiday Hackfest Conference Conference
Afternoon Hackfest Conference Hackfest

The event programme will be completed and published here in September.

DAY 1, Tuesday 12 November

09:00 - 12:00 Hackfest 1

14:00 - 17:00 Hackfest 2

DAY 2, Wednesday 13 November

09:00 - 17:00 Conference

DAY 3, Thursday 14 November

09:00 - 12:30 Conference

14:00 - 17:00 Hackfest 3


David Artuñedo Guillen, PC Chair, OCF Chair, Telefonica
Christos Tranoris, PC Chair, 
OSL Chair, University of Patras
Ricard Vilalta, PC Chair, 

Silvia Almagia, SNS Director, ETSI
David Boswarthick
, Director NET, ETSI

Pavlos FournogerakisSNS JU Deputy Head of Programmes
Alexandros Kaloxylos, Executive Director, 6G-IA

Diego LopezZSM Chair, Telefonica
Ultan MulliganCSO, ETSI 
Francisco Javier Ramon Salguero, OSM Chair, Telefonica
Dario SabellaMEC Chair, Intel
Issam ToufikCTO, ETSI

The Event attendees will have the opportunity to visit posters and demos during the networking coffee and lunch breaks.
(list to be published in September)


The speakers' biographies will be available in September

Event venue:

ETSI Headquarters
650 Route des Lucioles
06921 Sophia Antipolis

Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00

Travel & Accomodation

Details of how to get to ETSI, local transport and hotels

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